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I put my hardtop on and i reflects all the noise that i couldn't hear before right back at my ears. Ruins my zen-type riding experience, so i want to add some sound deadening to the Pioneer.

I'm thinking 2 levels are on order here: Block as much sound as possible from the engine and diff, and do something to the top to help it absorb what gets through.

I'm going to start with trying something blocking sound, and i don't want to spend a fortune doing it.

Most of the sound seems to come from the back bed area, or maybe below the backrest.
I'm thinking of spraying the rear floorboards and air filter lid cover ( backside ) with something.

My choices are:
a) Spray undercoating from a can. BUT, will this stick to plastic?

b) Plastidip. BUT, i wonder about the durability of this stuff getting rocks and mud flung against it all the time ( on the floorboards at least ).

c) DEI spray-on boom mat in a can. . Obviously, this is purpose built for what i want...BUT, does it stick to plastic? I also have a sneaking suspicion that this is just the spray-on undercoating with a different label and price.

d) Bed liner stuff. Will this stick to plastic? Might be the best choice for durability...

I'm also thinking of adding some hi-temp insulation sheet i got years ago from Moose under the dump bed, over that loud ass diff. Not sure how to attach it, though.
Speaking of the diff, synthetic will be in there soon enough.

Also adding some type of matting or rubber sheet to the area under the seat and around the seat-belt gap holes, and the trim under the backrest.

As for the top, someone suggested tractor cab insulation, or some type of foam. I am hoping to quell enough noise from the other stuff to not need anything on the roof, but we'll see.

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DG I have a case of spray on undercoating sitting here. I'd be happy to test spray some plastic for you.

I also have some plasti dip. I can abrasion test it.

I remember a friend of mine insulating his wrangler cab with some add on insulation. It look good installed. If I remember right, it came in 4 sections, but don't know how it mounted. I remember him saying it was pretty cheap too. Riding in there with him, it did deaden sound, but his wrangler was so loud, I think anything would of helped
 

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DG I have a case of spray on undercoating sitting here. I'd be happy to test spray some plastic for you.

I also have some plasti dip. I can abrasion test it.

I remember a friend of mine insulating his wrangler cab with some add on insulation. It look good installed. If I remember right, it came in 4 sections, but don't know how it mounted. I remember him saying it was pretty cheap too. Riding in there with him, it did deaden sound, but his wrangler was so loud, I think anything would of helped
If you get a chance to test either, i'll dance at yer weddin' ( old Appalachian saying meaning that i would be very grateful to you ).

I see people in reviews on Amazon saying they had used it on plastic inner fender liners, but that was another brand ( Permatex ).

I notice that even driving through a bit of mud kills quite a bit of noise, so i am thinking that a little time spent underneath will eliminate the need to mess with the top. I don't think it will take much to make a big difference.
 

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I found a roof that will fit in the garage and helps deaden sound and is also insulated! Its not available everywhere and size may vary.

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But seriously (yes I am trying to be more serious) I was looking at the cab liner in my loader/backhoe and I think that type of liner glued onto the hard top roof would work well and look good.
 

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Haha Dick.

Looks like it bearly covers it tho..... bear in mind, that zip ties are a great idea to secure that.
 
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I think that the spray insulation sounds like a good choice. Easy to use and effective. For the roof I would just use some foam insulation and glue it on there. Cutting down on sound will make driving the Pioneer much more comfortable. Let us know what you decide on in the end.
 

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DG,

This is what I have on hand for undercoating. Tried to get a good shot of the info on the can for you. Says for sound deadening, abrasion and rust protection. Also says you can spray it on wheel wells. That's probably pretty close to the plastic on the underside of the Pioneer.



 

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Here's what I've done so far for sound proofing, using extreme mat (dynomat) nock off I covered the bottom side of the front floor panel,the inside of the panel behind your legs, inside the panel under from seats with a double layer zip tied between seatbelts above the head, the bottom of rear foot well. Used a piece of automotive weather strip were bed meets rear foot well and trimmed exhaust tip so it doesn't point at the ground. Altogether It made a big difference in noise:D
 

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Lowes and Home Depot sell a product called frost king duct insulation. It is adhesive on one side a foil on the other with a sound deadening and insulating foam in between. It is very similar to dynamat, but way cheaper. I did the interior of my sons Bronco with this stuff. The difference was pretty amazing.
 

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I am actually starting a thread on another forum for soundproofing the 1000 and like the OP, my first post was almost identical originally and I actually used the phrase "my zen like riding experience"

Sounds like we both are having the same issue and looking for the same thing. I will post the results here also and I'm going to try a multitude of things and figure out once and for all what is the absolute best solution for making the1000 the quietest possible.
 
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